Drama Today Sunday 19 March 2023

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Today Sunday 19 March 2023

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The Bill


Chandler rapes McAllister on their wedding night

What should have been the happiest moment of Debbie McAllister’s life turns into a hideous nightmare when Chandler lets his mask slip, raping her on their wedding night. However, his time is rapidly running out as the Criminal Investigations Bureau start probing his career, and in desperation he acquires a firearm under false pretences and absconds with his pregnant wife – can Meadows and Webb track them down before events reach a tragic conclusion?

The Bill


Chandler reaches the end of the line

Chandler finally runs out of options and as a gunshot echoes around the station, Debbie is rushed into hospital in a desperate bid to save her unborn child. The Sun Hill ladies take new arrival Gemma Osbourne for a night on the town to put the tragic events of her first day behind her and discover she already knows her way round the West End, while Gilmore presses Aston to face up to his sexuality – but gets a surprising reaction

The Bill


Des Taviner returns to Sun Hill

McAllister, still recuperating in hospital, vents her bitterness at Meadows, making it clear she blames him for Chandler’s death, while Nixon puts her life on the line to prove her theory that Baxter is the serial killer

The Bill


Guilt preys on Taviner

The serial killer’s last victim is found and Sun Hill celebrates as Baxter is finally put behind bars, but Nixon has serious doubts about whether they’ve got the right man. Meanwhile, guilt is preying on Taviner – especially now that Hollis knows who started the station fire – and a confrontation with a ruffian brings him to breaking point Hywel Bennett guest stars

Call the Midwife


A routine check-up leads to heartache for Shelagh

Sister Julienne receives an SOS from Holloway Prison, whose usual maternity workers have been struck down by illness, and when she and Trixie step in to help, the nun puts her reputation on the line to prevent a heavily pregnant convict having her unborn baby taken away by social services. Shelagh faces heartache when a routine pregnancy check reveals something far more serious, Alec has a confession for Jenny, and Fred takes the gang to the theatre to celebrate Chummy’s birthday – only for the trip to end in disaster. Lacey Turner, best known as EastEnders’ Stacey Branning, guest stars

Call the Midwife


Jenny worries about a patient who is struggling to cope with her sick mother

Jenny has an eventful few days, starting with a patient who as well as having herself to worry about, is also struggling to cope with her mother, an agoraphobic who hasn’t been outside for at least 12 years. On top of that, Alec asks the midwife to accompany him to Brighton for the weekend, leaving her wondering if his intentions are strictly honourable. However, things soon take a tragic turn. Meanwhile, Shelagh joins the local choir to take her mind off her problems. Jessica Raine, Leo Staar and Laura Main star

Catherine Cookson’s The Man Who Cried

Feature-length period drama

Feature-length period drama about Abel Mason, an ordinary working man whose extramarital affair leads to murder, and prompts him to hit the road with his son in search of a new life. The pair head north and Abel eventually finds employment with a wealthy garage owner. Ciaran Hinds and Kate Buffery star

Miss Marple


Feature-length episode. A garden party guest meets with foul play

A film star arrives from America and throws a summer garden party for the entire village of St Mary Mead – where one of her fans drinks a poisoned cocktail and promptly drops dead. Fortunately, the guest list includes Miss Marple, who immediately sets about tracking down the killer. Feature-length drama, starring Joan Hickson, Claire Bloom and Barry Newman

Inspector Alleyn Mysteries


The sleuth’s old French teacher receives a death threat

The sleuth’s former French teacher, the landlord of an idyllic Scottish island, receives a death threat in response to her blocking its development as a health spa. As the inspector investigates, he soon uncovers a case of adultery and sexual jealousy in the picturesque surroundings. Patrick Malahide stars



Alex fears his family are under threat

Alex fears his family are under threat when Vadim learns the truth about him. His fears appear to be founded when he discovers evidence of a surveillance operation against him – but his paranoid reaction drives a wedge between him and Rebecca, while an unexpected betrayal has devastating consequences. Masha receives an ultimatum, and Joseph seeks an ally in his bid to help Lyudmilla



The detective races to save the others from Cornelius’ terrible retribution

Reeling from the death of his friend, Luther races to save the others from Cornelius’ terrible retribution. With Luther’s increasing absence from the case, Halliday helms the hunt for a killer on the loose – a killer determined to complete his final macabre masterpiece. Thriller, starring Idris Elba

Happy Valley


Catherine receives a tip-off regarding Tommy’s whereabouts

Nevison confides in Kevin about the kidnappers’ ransom demands, making the accountant realise the enormity of the situation he has created. His boss now faces two problems – raising the money and telling his ill wife their daughter has been abducted. Catherine’s search for Tommy gains momentum when she receives a tip-off regarding his whereabouts, much to the concern of Claire, who thought her sister had put all that in the past, and things are strained when Catherine’s grandson Ryan makes an unwelcome appearance at a family dinner. Sarah Lancashire stars, with Steve Pemberton, George Costigan, James Norton, Karl Davies, Siobhan Finneran and Joe Armstrong



Leonardo is frustrated by the growing success of a younger artist, Michelangelo



With the execution nearing, Leonardo’s life hangs in the balance as his guilt is upheld


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